Centennial College adopts It’s Your Shift sexual violence and intervention training

Press release Centennial College’s School of Hospitality, Tourism and Culinary Arts is integrating the industry’s “It’s Your Shift” Sexual Violence and Intervention Training program into its own curriculum to ensure its hospitality students are equipped to identify and intervene in instances of sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. It’s a timely issue. The hospitality […]

Canada’s proposed Cannabis Act: What restaurateurs need to know

By Matt Maurer and Whitney Abrams In April 2017, the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-45, the Cannabis Act, (the “Act”) which will legalize the recreational use of cannabis nationwide. The Federal government has committed to a legal market taking effect by July 1, 2018, which will surely impact many Canada Day celebrations. The Act sets […]

JOEY Restaurant Group named one of the best workplaces for women in 2017

Press release JOEY Restaurant Group is proud to announce that it has been named one of the best workplaces for women in 2017. JOEY Restaurant Group received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada, which included the following considerations of the organizations surveyed: Minimum 50 women employees […]

Six tips for managing and resolving conflict at your restaurant or foodservice operation

By Carola Hicks Conflict is a normal and necessary part of healthy relationships. People can’t be expected to agree on everything at all times. Learning how to deal with conflict, rather than avoiding it, is crucial. When conflict is mismanaged, it can harm relationships, but when handled in a respectful and positive way, conflict provides […]

Preventing ergonomic hazards in restaurants and foodservice operations

By Carola Hicks Ergonomics is matching the tools, physical settings and equipment to the worker. Ergonomics and human factors are often used interchangeably in workplaces. Both describe the interaction between the worker and the job demands. Ergonomics focuses on how tools and equipment affects workers, and a human factor emphasizes designs that reduce the potential […]